Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies have the opportunity to study with expert researchers and practitioners in areas including nonviolence, community mediation, human rights, the United Nations, faith-based peacebuilding, and the psychology of peace.

For more information on the units of study currently on offer, please see the table below (for details of session date and time for each unit, you can view the CPACS timetable).

Since not all units in the program are offered in every calendar year, you can also find out more about our full range of electives on the Units of Study section of this website.

PACS6914 - Conflict-Resolving Media

Semester 1b, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch


This unit examines media representations of conflict and their influence on the behaviour of those involved. It introduces creative ways for jounalists, media development workers and media activists to apply principles of conflict resolution. Students diagnose 'war journalism' and 'peace journalism', and analyse conflict in a journalism context. Theories of news and concepts of objectivity and responsibility are critically explored. Students gain practical skills in peace journalism and media activism as well as devising media interventions in conflict-affected areas.


2x2500wd commnetaries (2x40%), class participation (20%)


1x2-hr seminar/week



The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney